The Constructional Approach

1 module


Dr William Davies



In this Distance learning module from the APT, we talk about the constructional approach, which focuses on building positive behavior that displaces behaviour that works badly. So if we work with depression then maybe also to develop energetic and positive behavior, if we work with anxiety then maybe also to develop energetic and relaxed activity, if we work with 'challenging behaviour' then also to encourage behaviour that works well for the patient and those around them. It can sound too obvious when put so clearly, but in fact it often contrasts with the negative focus of much work. As was once famously found: 'for every paper published on happiness, around a hundred a published on depression.' 

This module is part of the exciting Higher Order Therapy series of one hour modules. Each consists of an audio lasting 15-30 minutes, plus an exercise and resources for you to you use and practice with afterwards. The series is so named because it features all the 'higher order' factors that make therapy successful. If you examine the leading therapies they overlap to a fascinating degree, so by studying all the overlapping elements and then 'picking off' the elements that are unique to each particular therapy you achieve an extraordinary power and breadth in your ability to help others. And this is what the Higher Order Therapy series enables you to do. 

If you are an experienced therapist looking at the Higher Order Therapy modules you will quickly be able to see the ones you are proficient at and the ones you maybe need to brush up on, and that's exactly what you can do here. 

Every module in the Higher Order Therapy series is designed to be accessible, relevant and engaging, so encouraging both novice and expert therapists alike to develop exactly those elements they want to.

Finally, don't be misled by the price; you may feel that the low price suggests these are not serious modules whereas in fact they very much are. The APT's purpose is to make the best, most relevant and engaging training accessible to as many mental health professionals as possible.



To access the course straightaway, click ‘add to cart’ to purchase by card or PayPal. (If you are ordering the course for somebody else, or a group, create an account and select ‘Bulk Purchase’ once you have proceeded to cart.)

If you would like to be invoiced please click here (once the invoice has been paid or upon receipt of an official Purchase Order, we can then grant access to the course).


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate 1 hour CPD

Learning Credits

The Constructional Approach
{{ vm.helper.t('reports.module') }}
Added 2 days ago, by Tricia
great course!
Added 12 months ago, by Anonymous
It was an informative course and gave good real-life examples for construction approach
Added about 1 year ago, by Sameer
great information
Added over 1 year ago, by Caroline
Added almost 2 years ago, by Anonymous
A great thing to add to the therapist's arsenal
Added about 2 years ago, by Anonymous
Found the course very informative.
Added almost 3 years ago, by Mithun
Informative and useful course
Added almost 3 years ago, by Anonymous
Very informative
Added about 4 years ago, by Bandar

Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty